If you’re like many people who are buying a home, you’re wondering whether you really need to hire an inspector.
In fact, you may be thinking, “Why should I pay someone to test all the outlets, click the lights on and off, and make sure there are no loose shingles?”
While you’re right – you could do those things – there’s a bit more to it than that. Hiring a qualified home inspector could actually be the best investment you make when you are purchasing a home.
Why You Need a Home Inspector
Home inspectors gauge the overall condition of a house, including the quality of its appliances, safety, and other aspects. It’s important that you know, though, that home inspectors know how to identify things that you may miss, such as:
- Faulty wiring
- Bad plumbing
- Poorly secured appliances
- Fire hazards
A qualified home inspector can tell you whether a fireplace is safe, whether the range hood over the stove is installed properly, and whether sinks, toilets and bathtubs need to be replaced.
Home inspectors undergo specialized training that enables them to make judgment calls on issues that may be in your best interest to know.
Naturally, you can’t expect to find a home where everything is perfect. However, you’ll probably end up saving yourself a huge headache later by hiring a home inspector now.
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